Need An Orange Race Car? 8 Star Motorsports Has Some For Sale

Need a Daytona Prototype, a Prototype Challenge or a Prototype Lites car for TUDOR United SportsCar? Love bright orange? 8 Star Motorsports is short on funding this season and just put a ton of their IMSA-legal toys up for sale. Their crunch is your gain, amigo. » 2/07/15 1:29pm 2/07/15 1:29pm

Oh, and if you're not interested in an orange prototype…

Another Rolex 24 Team Screwed Up The Math; Loses Second Place Finish

IMSA announced today that BAR1 Motorsports' #16 car, a hilariously liveried "SpongeBob SquarePants" Prototype Challenge entry, failed to meet the minimum drive time required for one of their amateurs at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. IMSA isn't cutting them a break on it, either. » 2/03/15 12:29pm 2/03/15 12:29pm

Start-Up Instructions For A Porsche 962

The Porsche 962 is one of the most iconic race cars to come out of the 1980s, with versions competing in both IMSA GTP and the World Sportscar Championship's Group C. However, race cars typically need some cajoling to get going properly. Here is the list of start-up procedures for the 962. » 1/11/15 1:04pm 1/11/15 1:04pm

Ligier JS P2-Honda Twin-Turbo V6 In-Car And Tech Talk From Daytona

Michael Shank takes RACER through a tech talk with the team's new Ligier PS J2-Honda twin-turbo V6 during testing for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. » 1/10/15 8:35am 1/10/15 8:35am

Ten Zero Cost Ways To Improve IMSA Racing: Part 1

The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, with 10 different manufacturers and 17 separate models features the most diverse lineup of street car based racecars in the world. Driving them, are some of the most deranged, maniacal and talented drivers on the planet (emphasis on the deranged and maniacal). I am lucky enough » 12/23/14 6:30am 12/23/14 6:30am

So DTM In America Isn't Dead After All

With IMSA's resources focused on conducting first season of the TUDOR United SportsCar championship, legacy projects like the DTM in America were moved down the list of immediate priorities. More than a month removed from the season finale at Petit Le Mans, however, IMSA CEO Ed Bennett provided a number of updates on… » 11/10/14 8:56pm 11/10/14 8:56pm

Former IndyCar driver Randy Lanier to be released from prison

Randy Lanier was the former Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year—whose promising auto racing career scandalously careened into oblivion, when he was sentenced to life without parole for his role as an international drug trafficking mastermind. And next week, Autoweek has learned, he will shuffle out of prison a free… » 10/09/14 3:08pm 10/09/14 3:08pm

Driving Blind During Night Practice At Petit Le Mans In A Ferrari F458

Rocketing around the rolling Road Atlanta circuit in full daylight is enough of a challenge in a full-race Ferrari F458 Italia. Try doing it in pitch black at night and its a damn frightening exercise, but as IndyCar driver/commentator and sports car ace Townsend Bell demonstrates, it's actually possible to drive on… » 10/03/14 9:09pm 10/03/14 9:09pm

IMSA Radio Reunites ALMS Crew To Broadcast An Insane Amount Of Races

American sportscar racing has been missing the audio crew of John Hindhaugh, Greg Creamer and Jeremy Shaw ever since ALMS merged with Grand Am to create the TUDOR United SportsCar series. No more—they're back to cover nearly every race IMSA sanctions. » 10/01/14 6:30pm 10/01/14 6:30pm

WEC and IMSA CoTA Spotter Guides released!

The TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship share the bill at The Circuit of The Americas this weekend and have guides to make your experience more enjoyable at home or the track. » 9/19/14 2:43pm 9/19/14 2:43pm

A Look Inside the Ferrari 458 Workshop of Risi Competizione

As penniless teenager, I used to sometimes find myself (paradoxically) in the spotless showroom of Ferrari of Houston, just to stare. All of my heroes from the magazines I studied — here they were. It was a serene place: you step softly around the showroom, more like a museum than a car dealership. If I had dragged… » 9/17/14 9:55pm 9/17/14 9:55pm

Experience Racing At Watkins Glen This Weekend From Our Crazy RV

I hadn't been at Watkins Glen for more than a few minutes before a nice women told me to park the RV I'd been driving on the side of some random road and get in her car. Then someone handed me a racing suit and I got in a Daytona Prototype. This is going to be an awesome weekend. » 6/27/14 9:36am 6/27/14 9:36am

Still Searching For Answers From Sebring? Q&A with IMSA's Scott Atherton

[No one who watched this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring needs to be told that, although there were plenty of racing thrills in all classes, there were way too many spills, too, as well as operational blunders that tended to exaggerate the consequences of the many incidents and accidents. We greatly appreciate… » 3/22/14 10:44am 3/22/14 10:44am

How To Pass 15 Cars In One Lap At Sebring

C.J. Wilson Racing's Stevan McAleer put on a show during last week's Continental Tire Series race at Sebring International Raceway where he drove from the back of the grid—thanks to a minor technical infringement in qualifying—to pick off 15 cars on the opening lap in his Mazda MX-5. » 3/19/14 3:52pm 3/19/14 3:52pm

Marshall Pruett's Racing Tech Mailbag for March 7

Welcome to Marshall Pruett's new Racing Tech Mailbag on We had so may questions for the first edition that we had to run this in two parts.

If you have questions about the technical side of the sport for Pruett, who spent most of his life working as a mechanic and engineer in open-wheel and sports car… » 3/07/14 10:53am 3/07/14 10:53am

Marshall Pruett’s Racing Tech Mailbag for March 6

Welcome to Marshall Pruett's new Racing Tech Mailbag on If you have questions about the technical side of the sport for Pruett, who spent most of his life working as a mechanic and engineer in open-wheel and sports car racing, send them to We can't guarantee your letter will be… » 3/06/14 12:14pm 3/06/14 12:14pm

Honda P2 Visor-Cam With Simon Pagenaud At Sebring

The RACER Channel brings you the latest video with Simon Pagenaud from the driver's perspective as he takes you inside his Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b P2 car at Sebring. » 3/05/14 3:00pm 3/05/14 3:00pm